Bayview Hunters Point -

Bay View-Hunter's Point is a district of San Francisco. When the Navy closed the Shipyard, the site of the first dry-dock on the West Coast, it also cut the jobs that came with it and the reason that so many people moved to the area from the South. As jobs left, crime rose, and now this is one of the worst neighborhood of the city. Although it is turning around slowly and people who live there say it's not as bad as it was 10 years ago. New apartments are being built and MUNI (public transport) service being extended. The area is far from posh, but is one of the few place in the city where you could buy a house for under a million dollars.

Bus
Nr. 15 3rd Street Bus from Downtown. 48 Quintara comes from the Mission. The 24 Divisadero.

Attractions

  Try visiting the abandoned Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard if you are feeling adventurous.
  Candlestick Point park right on the Bay is actually very nice and under visited. It's very green, actually has functioning benches and BBQ pits (although I've never seen anyone use them), and a small fishing pier

Activities

  Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, 3rd Avenue and Carroll St., Two indoor pools in a nice new facility. Larger one is 75' square. $3 for adults. (415) 822-2807
  You are also likely to spot windsurfers who come to this windy spot on the Bay.
  San Francisco 49ers, Candlestick Park is where the San Francisco 49ers American football team plays.

Dining

There are some BBQ and Ribs places that occasionally get a good review in the Guardian or SFWeekly.

Lodging

You better find a safe place to sleep. Either in a private residence or in another neighborhood altogether. Although there is a homeless shelter at a church on 3rd and McKinnon.

Links

  San Francisco Bay View - National Black Newspaper of the Year
  The Bayview Hunters Point Project Area Committee
  Bayview-Hunters Point Timeline
  Hunters Point: History
  Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

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